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Employment Pathway: Entry Level 3

Course information

Course Summary

This pathway is designed to give students the competencies they need for employment. Students initially develop skills to help them find employment, such as CV writing and performing well at interview, until a work experience place is obtained. 

Course Code:N5485
Study Type:Full Time
Academic Level:Entry Level
Course Length

1 year

Course Detail

Throughout the year, whilst at college, students improve their employability skills to support their work placement. Units studied include: Conduct at Work, Personal Presentation and Hygiene, Working as Part of a Team, Creating a Good Impression on Customers and Environmental Awareness. There are work experience opportunities at each level.

Entry Level 3 - Students spend the first 6-8 weeks studying units to help them identify, apply for and achieve a work placement. From October half term, students attend work experience independently for 1 day per week with visits from their class tutor to support and assess their progress.

Learning Pathways
Our focus is to prepare students for a life after college and improve their life chances and choices. We have developed a curriculum to give students a clear pathway through the department to further education, employment or supported living. Students will be assessed to ensure they join their chosen pathway at the right level and are able to progress.

English and Maths
Students on all pathways will study English and maths at an appropriate level until they reach Level 2 or GCSE Grade 4-9. It is important that students provide evidence of prior achievement as part of their initial assessment. Stepping Stone qualifications are available for students who are assessed as needing more than one year to develop the skills required to achieve a complete level.

Course Fees

Fees for 2019/20: £3,000

Please note:

  • Fees are for 2019/20 and relate to home and EU students
  • Students aged 16 to 18, or those aged 16 to 24 who have a valid EHCP, and are studying Further Education courses are not normally charged for course fees
  • For more information about financial support, please click here.
Entry Requirements

You can apply online or by phoning our Advice and Guidance Department on 0208 394 3038. You will then receive an email inviting you in for interview. The interview consists of an initial assessment before having a meeting with a member of the teaching team.

During interview students will be assisted to identify additional support needs before establishing the right starting point. Candidates will need to show a desire to attend college before being offered a place.

Please bring a copies of your EHCP to the interview along with a list of previous achievements. We may not be able to photocopy on the day so we would be grateful if you could provide a copy for us to keep.

Your Next Steps

Employment Pathway Level 1.

Other Information

Confirmation of high needs funding may be required from the Local Authority before enrolment. All offers are subject to Nescot being able to meet the needs set out within the EHCP.


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Last updated - 18/07/19